My name is Christina Sin and I am currently a senior majoring in International Affairs and Women’s Studies. As a peer advisor for the past year and as a student who received an incredible amount of help from peer advisors in the past, I think one of the best aspects of the Elliott School is that we have a great peer advising system. My first encounter with a peer advisor was during my sophomore year when I was trying to figure out how to expand my International Affairs major to also incorporate my love of the social sciences and humanities. I ended up talking to a peer adviser for over 30 minutes trying to figure out whether I wanted to take classes on human rights or peace studies or anthropology.
Though the Elliott School academic advisors are a great resource, it was nice to be able to ask a peer for their opinion and talk more casually about what classes they loved at GW and and how to better enrich the college experience. I definitely think that all students should talk to a peer advisor, whether it is in person at the Elliott School office or online (email or gchat firstname.lastname@example.org). Read the rest of this entry ?